There is much that has been forgotten about the birth of this special and great nation called the United States of America. As we look at today’s political arena with the questionable candidates, we wonder how and why we have stayed so far away from the original principles and intentions of its birth. Who among these candidates including Federal, State and local would pledge their lives and fortunes for the good of the nation. One way to clean up politics would be the necessity to sign a pledge similar to what the founders signed. When they signed, they knew death by hanging was a distinct possibility if the cause was lost.